Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Thyris fenestrella

Thyris fenestrella (Scopoli, 1763)

pygmy moth

on Clematis


Larvae in leaves, spun into a tube; there also the pupation.

host plants

Ranunculaceae, monophagous

Clematis vitalba.

The reference by Fern├índez Vidal to Sambucus nigra, probably based on a larger list of “host plants” in Wikipedia (2021), in intriguing.


Bivoltine; hibernation as pupa.

distribution within Europe

PESI (2021).

lei, arva, pupa

Pictures on Lepiforum


Adolph, Kortstock, Niehoff & Schweitzer (2019a), Buchsbaum & Thiele (2007a). Dawidowicz (2015a), Fernández Vidal (2011a), Heseler (2010a), Lepiforum (2021), De Prins, Steeman & Sierens (2016a), Vegliante & Zilli (2007a).

Last modified 11.iv.2021